Thursday, April 22, 2010

Questions for the Ages

The Little One has always been a very curious child, and lately, seems to be asking questions I have absoutely no answer for.

"Why are there nine judges in the Supreme Court?"

Seriously. Hand to God, she asked me this. (She's NINE, by the way.)

I started in, "Well, there needs to be an uneven number so there are no ties when they vote on an issue." Pretty good answer for 7:38 AM, I thought.

"Then why not 5, or 7 or 11?"

"Because 9 is the magic number?"

Next question: "How do birds walk on their legs? They have great big bodies and tiny stick legs."

I had no answer for this one.

Google, anyone?

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